SirSeedsAlot100912

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My New Business

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As some of you know I'm trying to get a job and it pays very well, but I have a minor criminal past and that may result in no job at all.
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Whether or not I get the job I have an idea I'd like to run past you.
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I come from suburban areas where most people have multiple college degrees, annual household incomes of $250,000 or more, German cars, Starbucks on every corner, and absolutely no tattoos. After I moved to Sacramento the first thing I noticed is just about everyone has tattoos. Not just the word "MOM" written on their arm, but full neck and arm and body tats.
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My idea is to open a tattoo parlor and live on the premises so I can live tax free and have drunk sexy bitches constantly coming to my place of work haha just kidding, but I do want to live at the shop and hire talent to do the tattoo work. Probably offer body painting and piercing as well.
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Oh yeah, if I don't get the job then I will have to sell the Camaro and finance the business that way, blaaaargh.
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Thoughts?? Name for the business??

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and if I ever were to get a tattoo it would be using a sewing needle and goddamn Bic pen ink....

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SonOfWinds5201 • 23 Jun 2012, 07:31
SirINKaLot... of course.. I got confused by February! ;-)
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Rgeneb15222 • 23 Jun 2012, 17:16
In that case something like Blood and Ink
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AhrimanThorn28.82K • 23 Jun 2012, 15:50
You already have lots of brilliant suggestions with the word Ink in the name so I will suggest something different. How about, The Painted Lady it does sound a bit like a reference to a carnival attraction or maybe even the name of a ship but tattoos have always had a very strong association with both the navy and carnivals so it would be appropriate. You could try making sure the word ‘Skin’ is a part of the name which will make sure that people when hearing the name will make the connection with a body mod shop, perhaps something like, The Skin Wizard Whatever name you come up with the most important thing will be the quality of the work that people are wearing when they leave your shop. Every tattoo is an advertisement so good artists are a must. Atmosphere in the shop is also going to go a long way towards determining if people recommend your shop to friends. If a young girl goes in and she spends an hour being loomed over by a silent hairy biker she might not enjoy the experience of getting the tattoo and irrespective of how good the ink work is, she tells her friends to stay away. A young guy who is confident and talks to his customers (or even better an attractive female tattooist) could make all the difference with repeat customers.

 
I wish you the best of luck with this; it would be fun if you had a thread here called ‘Tales from the Parlour’ where you displayed some of your shops Ink work and body mods. (I know it’s another image thread, but who wouldn’t want to see that)

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Chronic_91213.5K • 24 June 2012, 00:14 Show comment
Sounds like a plan to me
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VladSam44.68K • 23 June 2012, 22:30 Show comment
well, hell...I'm in! first thing I'd do though is LOTS of research on the business situation in Sac. like over the last 10 years how many have opened and if they then closed, when? and that's for all businesses...not just tat parlours.
then, if that data turns out to be in favor of you being able to open one and keep it open, look at just the tat shops within like 2 hours around. if that data comes back good, then you have to look at how much you'd need to pay artists. then, you gotta see if there is a pool of viable artists in your area. that part of the research would prolly entail looking for folks with good looking ink and asking who did their work.
then, will those folks wanna work for someone else? and in a cohesive group? can you afford to pay 6 months rent/utilities up front for the space? not that folks require it, but so you don't have to struggle and fret about money for those things while you're working so hard at getting the thing off the ground.
not sure how it is across the country, but here in Chitown and in SF, the parlours must have autoclaves and such for sterilizing equipment. anyhow...just some thoughts to ponder.
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SirSeedsAlot100.91K • 24 June 2012, 00:03 Show comment
yikes, autocaves are expensive
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Halo_Leader2865 • 26 June 2012, 08:26 Show comment
Yes. Yes they are.

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AncientRome9803 • 23 June 2012, 22:05 Show comment
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SirSeedsAlot100.91K • 24 June 2012, 00:04 Show comment
haha point well taken..i would finance it a real artist would take care of that end

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AhrimanThorn28.82K • 23 June 2012, 15:50 Show comment
You already have lots of brilliant suggestions with the word Ink in the name so I will suggest something different. How about, The Painted Lady it does sound a bit like a reference to a carnival attraction or maybe even the name of a ship but tattoos have always had a very strong association with both the navy and carnivals so it would be appropriate. You could try making sure the word ‘Skin’ is a part of the name which will make sure that people when hearing the name will make the connection with a body mod shop, perhaps something like, The Skin Wizard Whatever name you come up with the most important thing will be the quality of the work that people are wearing when they leave your shop. Every tattoo is an advertisement so good artists are a must. Atmosphere in the shop is also going to go a long way towards determining if people recommend your shop to friends. If a young girl goes in and she spends an hour being loomed over by a silent hairy biker she might not enjoy the experience of getting the tattoo and irrespective of how good the ink work is, she tells her friends to stay away. A young guy who is confident and talks to his customers (or even better an attractive female tattooist) could make all the difference with repeat customers.

 
I wish you the best of luck with this; it would be fun if you had a thread here called ‘Tales from the Parlour’ where you displayed some of your shops Ink work and body mods. (I know it’s another image thread, but who wouldn’t want to see that)
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SirSeedsAlot100.91K • 23 June 2012, 20:24 Show comment
hmm painted lady sounds good..according to jbl it's important to get the female market

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RoughJustice28.73K • 23 June 2012, 15:47 Show comment
INK'D UP tattoo parlour or
THE INK EMPORIUM by SirInkSpot
wink
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RiverCoyote40.48K • 23 June 2012, 14:28 Show comment
Seeds! I really think SonOfWinds nailed it! Perfect!
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tyr14572 • 23 June 2012, 14:21 Show comment
TATTASTIC
BY
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SirSeedsAlot100.91K • 23 June 2012, 20:03 Show comment
going into my image album tab! :)~

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G64.152.07K • 23 June 2012, 12:28 Show comment
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SirSeedsAlot100.91K • 23 June 2012, 13:36 Show comment
lol nice ones...sacramento is economically challenged with a huge drug problem and high crime rate so maybe something hard like the Monster name L)~
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Rgeneb15222 • 23 June 2012, 17:16 Show comment
In that case something like Blood and Ink
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Halo_Leader2865 • 26 June 2012, 08:27 Show comment
That is why I don't live there anymore. Still go back to visit family once in a while, though.

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